To register for computer based testing, visit www.gedtestingservice.com
There are four content areas:
Mathematical Reasoning – 95 minutes
Reasoning Through Language Arts – 155 minutes
Science – 95 minutes
Social Studies – 95 minutes
Each section costs $30; total for all four sections is $120.
GED Tests are given in the Assessment Centers on the Jefferson Davis Campus, Jackson County Campus, Perkinston Campus and the George County Center. Visit the GED website at www.ged.com for more information about testing availability and location.
Adult Basic Education
MGCCC offers ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes for adults who do not have a high school diploma. Classes are held on the campuses in George, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties. Gulf Coast’s Adult Basic Education program gives individuals the opportunity to take classes that prepare them to take the GED (General Education Development) Test and to improve their reading, writing, language and/or math skills. GED recipients will earn 43% more than non-recipients during their lifetime.
Having a GED means a person is 20 percent more likely to get a job and keep it. It also means earning 14 percent more income for life’s essentials.
On campus classes are offered day and night. Off-campus classes are held at the Gulfport WIN Job Center and the Pascagoula WIN Job Center. Class days and times vary at each site.
Students must be at least 17 years old and are not currently enrolled in public schools. Proper documentation must be presented at the intake session. During the intake session, students are assessed to determine which educational areas need to be addressed. There is no charge for the intake session or the ABE classes.
Fast Track Classes
Students who score at the 11th grade level or above will be offered the opportunity to participate in 12 hours of intensive GED test preparation. Fast Track classes are designed to reinforce skills at a fast pace in preparation for the GED test.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
The college offers ESL classes to students with limited English proficiency. Participants must be at least 17 and not enrolled in a public school.
Workforce Basic Skills
The college offers ABE courses at worksites by special arrangements with employers. Please contact the Director of Adult Basic Education for more information at 228-563-2221.
For Class Information or to Schedule an Intake Session:
Jackson County Campus – 228-497-7755
Jeff Davis Campus – 228-897-3810
Perkinston Campus – 601-928-6358
George County Center – 601-766-6433
Gulfport WIN Job Center – 228-897-6981
Pascagoula WIN Job Center – 228-712-3022
Toll Free 1-866-735-1122
Accommodations for candidates with disabilities
Information about GED accommodations for candidates with disabilities is available at each campus/center.